CSK’s bargain gems of IPL 2024 who can prove to be very important for their team

Check out the top five bargain buys by Chennai Super Kings during the IPL Auctions 2024 ahead of the new season as they look to defend their crown under MS Dhoni.

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Chennai Super Kings are one of the biggest T20 teams in the world. MS Dhoni last year led the men in yellow to their fifth title when they beat Gujarat in the finals. With this likely to be the last season for the former India skipper, the team will want to finish on a high. 


The Chennai unit is known to keep the core of the side intact. This year they did the same thing ahead of the IPL Auction 2024. The defending champions spent INR 14 Crores on New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell as their single biggest investment. 

In this article, let us take a closer look at the top 5 smart buys from Chennai Super Kings for the IPL 2024 season. 

5- Avinash Rao Aravelly – INR 20 Lakhs 



Touted as one of the best upcoming wicket keeping batters, Avinash Rao Aravelly will link up with MS Dhoni. The youngster was part of the Indian team that reached the finals of the Under-19 World Cup this year. Avinash Rao Aravelly can prove to be CSK’s bargain gem for IPL 2024. The right-handed batter has a penchant for hitting the ball big and is also a safe wicketkeeper. 

4- Rachin Ravindra – INR 1.8 Crores 



New Zealand’s young Kiwi all-rounder turned heads with his skills during the 2023 ODI World Cup in India. Many expected a bidding war for Rachin Ravindra during the IPL Auction 2024. The 23-year-old was brought by Chennai Super Kings for a measly sum of INR 1.8 Crores. This could very well prove to be CSK’s bargain gem for IPL 2024. 

3- Mustafizur Rahman – INR 2 Crores 


Bangladesh’s best white ball bowler will be seen playing in the yellows of Chennai during IPL 2024. The left-arm-pacer is seen as CSK’s bargain gem for IPL 2024 for a sum of INR 2 Crores. Mustafizur Rahman is a typical MS Dhoni kind of bowler with his variations and skills with the ball. 

2- Shardul Thakur – INR 4 Crores 


The Indian all-rounder has fallen out of favor in the white-ball format since the end of ODI World Cup 2023. After spending a year with KKR, Shardul Thakur is back home. It was with CSK that the Mumbai-based player won his two IPL titles. At INR 4 Crores, CSK’s bargain gem may well work as far as Shardul Thakur is concerned. 

1- Sameer Rizvi – INR 8 Crores 


When the name Sameer Rizvi was announced many fans were perplexed about who this player is. Chennai Super Kings seemed to have done their homework when they paid a whopping INR 8 Crore fee for the 20-year-old. Sameer Rizvi can turn out to be CSK’s bargain gem during the IPL 2024 season. The youngster has a reputation to play the big shots and for being a finisher. Playing under MS Dhoni should just enhance his skills and his talents.